ASHBURN, VA, January 16, 2020 – Infovista, the leader in application-aware SD-WAN, has announced that its Ipanema SD-WAN solution is now certified to support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services. By earning this certification, Infovista can validate the conformance of its services and products to the industry-leading SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) global standard.
Infovista is among the first three technology vendors certified by MEF, an industry association of 200+ member companies that is the world’s defining authority for standardized network services. MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification tests the service attributes and requirements defined in MEF 70. They will be described in detail in the upcoming MEF SD-WAN Certification Test Requirements (MEF 90) standard.
“SD-WAN is gaining incredible excitement and momentum for empowering digital transformation,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We congratulate Infovista for achieving MEF 3.0 certification and demonstrating that they are a standards-based partner for service providers developing SD-WAN services. Customers who purchase MEF 3.0 certified solutions now can have greater confidence that Infovista has met the highest levels of performance established by MEF.”
Heavy Reading, an analyst firm that researches telecom trends, recently surveyed 125 service provider professionals worldwide to gather their thoughts on SD-WAN. Those findings include:
• 73% consider SD-WAN technology “critical” or “important” for accelerating SD-WAN market growth
• 76% believe SD-WAN services certification is “critical” or “important” for market growth
In a separate survey conducted by Futuriom, 57% of respondents tapped security as the main benefit of SD-WAN.
MEF plans to announce its first group of certified service providers later this quarter. Infovista “played a major role in refining the SD-WAN Certification Program,” according to Marc Cohn, Head of Virtualization and representative on the MEF Certification Committee at Spirent Communications. Infovista will help pave the way for future services certifications.
“Infovista is proud to have successfully completed the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification,” said Infovista Chief Product Officer Mike Wilkinson. “We view our MEF 3.0 certification as a key milestone in addressing the requirements of both service providers and enterprises. We believe that it will help SD-WAN users in selecting a vendor that is committed to a market model that provides service consistency and interoperability.”
For more information on how Infovista can support MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services for your organization visit www.infovista.com
An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF has introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.MEF.net and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MEF_Forum.